Alibaba Cloud Competition Heads to Dubai on Sep 28

ArabNet Team, Sep 12 2017

The French Session of Create@Alibaba Cloud Startup Contest 2017. (Source: Facebook)

On September 28, Alibaba Cloud will be hosting the Dubai Final of the Create@Alibaba Cloud Startup Contest. Winners from the Dubai Final will win up to $50K in cloud computing resources and a place in the Global Final held in China.

About Create@Alibaba Cloud Startup Contest

In fact, the Create@Alibaba Cloud Startup Contest (CACSC) is a global entrepreneur contest organized by Alibaba Cloud and is the largest startup event Alibaba Group has hosted to date. It was first held in 2015. This year Alibaba Cloud will hold regional contests in the United States, UK, France, Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai, Korea, and in major provinces throughout China.

During these regional contests, the most promising and innovative startups will be selected and invited to China for the world final which will be held on Alibaba Cloud’s biggest stage, the Yunqi Computing Conference, to be held in October 2016.

Furthermore, the contest offers rewards and future cloud infrastructure support programs including up to $216K in cloud resource credits.     

Participants of Alibaba Cloud Competition 2016 at work.

Participants of Alibaba Cloud Competition 2016 at work. (Source: Facebook)

About the Competition’s Rules & Regulations

Only companies registered in the Middle East and Africa are eligible to participate in the CACSC Dubai Regional Final. Startups can register via the Alibaba Cloud website, Alibaba Cloud Partner Network, or other recommending parties. The application process requires basic company information and a detailed business profile. The deadline for applications is September 19.

The review process will start on September 20 and conclude on the 23rd. The CACSC Dubai Final committee will carefully review the application materials of each applicant and may call or email applicants to verify information or collect additional details relating to their submission. 8-10 startups will be selected to compete in the Dubai Regional Final and will be notified of the arrangement for the Regional Final on September 28th.


Entrepreneurs chatting at Alibaba Cloud Competition, China 2016. (Source: Facebook) 

About Dubai Regional Final Competition

The Dubai Regional Final will be held to the public in DIFC Conference Centre, Precinct Building 4, on September 28, 2017. The event will kick off at 10:00 AM and conclude at 13:00. Each startup finalist may select one representative to introduce their startup. The judges will select the top two teams to participate in the Global Final held in China.


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